Shah spins Pakistan to innings defeat of New Zealand

Yasir Shah

(Reuters) – A record-equalling 14-wicket test haul from Yasir Shah gave Pakistan an innings and 16 run defeat over New Zealand in Dubai yesterday to level their three-match series.

Veteran leg-spinner Shah took six second innings wickets for 143 runs to finish the match with a career-best 14 for 184 as New Zealand were bowled out for 312 after being forced to follow on a day earlier. Shah, who took eight wickets for 41 runs in the first innings, equalled the record for the most wickets by a Pakistan bowler in a test match set by Imran Khan against Sri Lanka in Lahore in 1982.

“I came to know yesterday (about Imran Khan’s record),” the 32-year-old said after accepting the player-of-the-match award. “The attempt was to put the disappointment of (losing) the first test behind and compete better.”….

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